The state’s newest Topgolf facility is under construction in Mobile, near the intersection of I-10 and I-65. The project was estimated at $22 million when it was announced last summer.
The new venue is slated to open later this year, bringing about 150 full and part-time jobs.
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to be part of the city’s growing culture and excited to contribute another way for locals to have fun,” said Topgolf Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway. “The warm welcome we received as we began construction efforts has been second to none, and we’re looking forward to enabling communities in and around Mobile to come play around.”
For golfers, the facility features 60 hitting bays, outdoors but climate-controlled. High-tech trackers help golfers evaluate and improve their performance. There’s also a nine-hole miniature golf course.
For non-golfers, the venue offers restaurant options, music and activities suitable for family groups.
“At the City of Mobile, our team is always working to bring visitors into Mobile and provide attractions and entertainment for Mobilians to enjoy: Topgolf does both,” Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. “We are excited the project has broken ground, and I look forward to teeing off soon.”
County Commission President Connie Hudson added, “We’re pleased with the progress Topgolf is making on its 60-bay venue near the intersection of I-65 and I-10 in Mobile. The Mobile County Commission looks forward to its opening, not only for the anticipated impact of the multimillion-dollar capital investment in drawing visitors to our region, but for the construction jobs and new hospitality and management jobs required for facility operations.”
Chamber of Commerce President Bradley Byrne also praised the plans, saying, “Breaking ground on the highly anticipated Topgolf project is a major milestone for Mobile and a testament to our city and county’s commitment to attracting top-tier development and a vibrant future,” said Mobile Chamber President and CEO Bradley Byrne. “We’re thrilled to see this project come to fruition and can’t wait for its expected opening later this year.”
Topgolf already operates facilities in Huntsville and Birmingham.